Lecture_4 - BibleAsLiterature BibleAsLiterature 1/27/10...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–7. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Bible As Literature Bible As Literature 1/27/10 Lecture 4
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Administrative Administrative Excellence participation on Monday!  Let’s see if we can keep it up… …somebody stop him Quiz1 (make sure you’re reading)
Background image of page 2
Esther: Esther: On Being a Jewish Queen  
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Historical Orientation of Esther Historical Orientation of Esther The Persian Period (ca. 539-333/4  BCE) After the destruction of the Israelite  state Jewish people in Diaspora Chief issue: Maintenance of the identity  of the Jewish people
Background image of page 4
Esther 101 Esther 101 Female-Centered Narrative Action propelled by human agents;  God does not act within the narrative Historical novella, not a work of history Epic canvas focused on court intrigue Revenge with gusto! Let the blood flow! Ebullient narrative: comedy, hyperbole  and irony Question of Identity: Developing a  Jewish   identity 
Background image of page 5

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Flow of the Action Flow of the Action Exposition : The Feasts of  Ahasuerus (1:1-22) Command to Queen Vashti Crisis in Affairs of State Royal Edict Rising Action : The Beauty  Contest (2:1-22) Ahasuerus repents The training of Esther Esther’s victory Mordecai’s tip Complication : Haman’s Plot  (3:1-15) Haman’s pique at Mordecai Proposal to the King Receiving the royal signet Royal Edict
Background image of page 6
Image of page 7
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 05/23/2011 for the course RLST 101 taught by Professor Layton,r during the Spring '08 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

Page1 / 15

Lecture_4 - BibleAsLiterature BibleAsLiterature 1/27/10...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 7. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online